After Santa and Mrs. Claus were seen leaving by train at Dwight Lydell Park, he was spotted next having breakfast and greeting boys and girls at the Salvation Army's Little Pine Island Camp on Pine Island Drive just east of Hayes. This camp must be one of the best kept secrets in the world although this year far more kids showed up to see Santa, eat a pancake breakfast, or did crafts that showed up past year. The camp and the program are sponsored by the Salvation Army and an entire family was able to eat breakfast for $10.00. In addition to having a Thrift Store and Donation Center in Alpine Township, the organization provides our community with numerous services.
Next time you are in Pine Island Drive and you see the sign for the camp, drive on in and see what opportunity awaits youngsters from our community.